Chabad appears to be unable to leave the Rabbi Kopul Rosen story alone. CrownHeights.info has lengthly article based on a piece written by Rabbi Nachman Sudak that contains many of the lies found in Rabbi Tuvia Bolton’s recent article. Worse yet, these lies were printed in Kfar Chabad Magazine #196. [Images of the article are found below.] This again proves that Chabad creates myths of the Rebbe’s greatness and "supernatural" powers. Every miracle story Chabad tells about its Rebbes should be viewed with suspicion. If the Rabbi Kopul Rosen stories are any indication, they are mostly lies.
[Hat tip: Dovid Lerner.]
UPDATE: Rabbi Jeremy Rosen writes:
Thank you for bringing this to my attention. At least now I know the source of the myth. On the one hand Rabbi Sudak was indeed ‘involved’ and close to the events. On the other his imagination has got the better of him because he has so many details completely wrong, such as changing the school curriculum ( any pupil of that era will attest that nothing changed) or the blood transfusions ceasing. My father spent the last month of his life in an Oxford clinic receiving blood regularly.
But by now I am reconciled to the fact that certain circles, in enhancing a myth, truth is irrelevant!
It is clear no Chabad rebbe stories can be trusted. Are some true or partially true? Sure. But many are just like this one, made up of lies and wild exaggerations. And there is no way to tell them apart.
Please click the images to enlarge.